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Data & Integration Architect

Date: 23-Feb-2021

Location: London, GB

Company: ABP

We’re the UK's largest ports operator with a network of 21 ports around Britain. We handle around one quarter of the UK's seaborne trade and contribute £7.5 billion to our economy every year.

It’s a story we’re proud of but it doesn’t end there. We’re transforming our business and embracing the future.

We offer a vast range of roles spanning the UK, all rooted in a culture that welcomes diversity, fosters talent, encourages internal movement and progression, and places safety as our number one priority.





Here at Associated British Ports we are recruiting for a Data and Integration Architect to join our growing IT function. We are currently undergoing an IT transformation and this is an exciting time as we build an IT team that will drive technological change within Associated British Ports. This vacancy can be based anywhere in the UK, however there will be regular travel to our ports.


The Data & Integration Architect will contribute to the definition of an information strategy and manage the integrity, storage and use of our information to support the business in achieving the strategic aims.


You will also ensure information is stored and used in a secure, scalable manner and seek opportunities to share solutions and realise efficiencies across the business.


We offer a competitive salary and great benefits including 27 days holiday (plus bank holidays), private healthcare, discretionary annual bonus, holiday purchase scheme, excellent pension and lots of employee discount offers.




  • Develop and maintain the Data Architecture (model) and roadmap for business information – creating a flexible data model which supports each of the divisions to achieve their strategic aims, whilst ensuring a common, pan-business approach
  • Develop logical, physical and conceptual data models to underpin the use of data across the business
  • Assist in the development, maintenance and communication of the business’s strategy for managing information ensuring that uniformly recognised data definitions are developed and applied throughout the business
  • Model the processes and information required to support the organization and devise corresponding standards, processes, data structures and architectures
  • Contribute to the enterprise data model; data dictionary; data naming standards; design standards and maintenance of data integrity across systems
  • Define standards and guidelines for data modelling and data design
  • Research, evaluate and advise on emerging data collection and analysis and integration technologies. Identifying cost effective ways to achieve business information needs
  • Contribute to high level solution design, in line with the business strategy, the enterprise architecture and the technology roadmap; ensuring the data model and legal requirements are adhered to
  • Ensure project design deliverables confirm to information architecture principles
  • Participate in project governance for solution approval and design and quality assurance
  • Provide guidance and support on data architecture and specialist data modelling advice to project teams and advise teams on the correct approach to the use of business data
  • Responsible for identifying and recommending common data and integration technologies, frameworks and approaches for use by development teams on projects, including the identification of specific technologies to be used
  • Provide information SME input into major business change initiatives



Skills, experiences, qualifications and competencies


  • Knowledge of relevant industry architecture frameworks and standards
  • Knowledge of the business, for which the enterprise architecture is being developed
  • Knowledge of financial modelling as it pertains to IT investment.
  • Knowledge of IT governance and operation
  • Ability to write architectural design documents or review design documents provided by others.
  • Knowledge and understanding of industry trends and new technologies and ability to apply trends to architectural needs.
  • Ability to operate in a fast-paced, evolving environment and appropriately prioritise tasks, and keep abreast of the latest technology.
  • Able to work independently with a strong bias to getting things done.  Understand the true value to the business of meeting objectives and timely delivery.
  • Willingness to travel around the Group as required for specific projects and generally.
  • Possess a firm belief in the values of customer service and ABP’s core values of openness and honesty, teamwork and respect, along with the ambition to make a difference and exceed expectations.



  • Experience as technical lead for a major technology implementation
  • Previous experience of working as an Infrastructure Architect
  • Experience in Microsoft Project and any overlay
  • Experience of working in any one of the functional areas used within ABP
  • Possess a good degree in an IT related subject relevant to this post


Additional Information:

When joining ABP you will find an environment that is both welcoming and challenging. We reward our employees well and offer a generous remuneration package, employer pension, private health insurance and a range of other benefits.
Please note that ABP undertake random screening for substance abuse and operate a zero-tolerance policy. A medical will be required before starting this position also.

We are an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their background, which helps us to provide a diverse and inclusive working environment.